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January 2


1788   Georgia becomes a US state

1870   The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins.

1882   John D. Rockefeller puts all of his oil holdings into the Standard Oil trust.

1929   Canada and the United States agree on a plan to preserve Niagara Falls.

1974   The maximum US speed limit is reduced to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline

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Famous Birthdays:

1920   Isaac Azimov (Sci-Fi Author)

1936   Roger Miller (Song Writer)

1968   Cuba Gooding Jr. (Actor)

1969   Christy Turlington (Model)

1983   Kate Bosworth (Actress)

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